Service Delivery Indicators Health Survey 2013 - Harmonized Public Use Data
Indicateurs de prestation de services, santé 2013
The SDI provides a set of metrics to benchmark the performance of schools and health facilities in Africa. The Indicators can be used to track progress within and across countries over time, and aim to enhance active monitoring of service delivery to increase public accountability and good governance. Ultimately, the goal of this effort is to help policymakers, citizens, service providers, donors, and other stakeholders enhance the quality of services and improve development outcomes. The perspective adopted by the Indicators is that of citizens accessing a service. The Indicators assemble objective and quantitative information from a survey of frontline service delivery units, using modules from the Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS), Quantitative Service Delivery Survey (QSDS), and Staff Absence Survey (SAS). The SDI initiative is a partnership of the World Bank, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), and the African Development Bank. More information on the SDI survey instruments and data, and more generally on the SDI initiative can be found at: www.SDIndicators.org <http://www.SDIndicators.org> and www.worldbank.org/SDI <http://www.worldbank.org/SDI>, or by contacting SDI@worldbank.org <mailto:SDI@worldbank.org>.
Kind of data
Sample survey data [ssd]
- v01: Harmonized, anonymous dataset for public distribution.
Unit of analysis
Facility and individual
Producers and sponsors
World Bank Group
National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago
Unité de recherches démographiques de l'Université de Lomé
Université de Lomé
Trust Fund Administrator
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Donor to the Multi-donor Trust Fund for Benchmarking Service Delivery
Stratified random sampling with probability proportional to facility cachement population. Strata were rural/urban and public/private, with three levels of health facilities: Unité de soins primaires 1 (health post), Unité de soins primaires 2 (clinic), and hôpital de district (district hospital, no operating theater).
Two sub-samples were drawn within the facilities from a master list prepared by the interview team using a standard template and methods. The sub-samples were for absence and knowledge.
Deviations from sample design
Out of an initial 183 facilities, 180 were surveyed, with five replacements and three losses. A few non-public facilities refused to answer the finances module.
Weights are included for facilities, absence, and knowledge data.
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
Four modules were used, with multiple sections under the following themes:
• Module 1: Facility information
• Module 2: Staff roster
• Module 3: Patient case simulations (to measure provider knowledge)
• Module 4: Facility expenditure, resources and governance (not included in public release files)
Data sets are harmonized to a common questionnaire and subsequently anonymized. For more information on both procedures, please refer to the technical documents: Note to Users (ReadMe\ReadMe_FR.pdf), Togo Health-20150812.xlsx as well as the SDC report provided as external resources.
Data has been anonymized, but users commit to not seeking to re-identify statistical units in the data set.
The harmonized, anonymized datasets are available as public use files.
Researchers who feel that they need non-anonymized data should contact email@example.com with a statement of research objectives and a rationale for why they require such data. That will start the Research Use File discussion.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Service Delivery Indicators
World Bank Group
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the DDI
Version 01 (February 2016)
Version 02 (January 2017)
The following changes were made in this version:
- Survey title changed from Service Delivery Indicators Health Survey 2013-2014 to Service Delivery Indicators Health Survey 2013-2014 - Harmonized Public Use Data
- Series Information added
- Scope edited